Karnataka ministers wife, daughter test COVID-19 positive

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Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar’s wife and daughter have tested positive for COVID-19, a day after his father was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.

“Test results of our family members have come. Unfortunately, my wife and daughter have tested positive for #Covid19 and are undergoing treatment,” the minister tweeted on Tuesday. He said he and his two sons have tested negative.

Sudhakar’s father PN Keshava Reddy tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. He was admitted to the hospital with a cough and fever. Earlier, the domestic help of the minister had tested coronavirus positive and was admitted to a hospital.

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In April, Sudhakar was quarantined along with three other ministers for coming in contact with a journalist who was coronavirus positive. Karnataka reported 249 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths on Monday taking the total number of cases in the state to 9,399 and the death toll to 142.

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